The federal USDA waiver that allowed school districts to provide meals at no cost to all students has expired. We understand this change may cause a financial impact for many of our families. We encourage everyone to fill out a Free & Reduced Application. The application is available online this year. http://bauxiteminers.org/mealapp
If your student was absent from school due to Covid isolation/quarantine during the 2021-2022 school year and qualified for free/reduced lunch, you are eligible for a $7.10 per day meal benefit by completing the following link: https://bauxiteminers.org/pebt. This benefit only applies to the dates the student was absent due to COVID. The deadline to complete the form is Friday, July 29, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Kristy Ammons at 501-557-2238.
Please click the link to read a letter from our child nutrition director regarding potential student meal price increases for the 22-23 SY. https://docs.google.com/document/d/13iGcGyQDtpxmn_psPQ7z1dv80JzZtDYZ/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=109565583504245202361&rtpof=true&sd=true
Parents, while we believe onsite learning is best, we recognize the need for some students to learn remotely. if you would like to apply for virtual learning for the 22-23 school year for your student, please fill out the following form. A student accepted into virtual learning will not be allowed to transfer to onsite learning until January 2023. Applying for virtual learning does not guarantee acceptance. Grades and success with virtual learning in the past will be considered. The deadline for applying is May 1. Notification of the district's decision will occur before the end of the current school year. https://forms.gle/key5SuGkRXf5wAGd8
Parents of 9th and 10th graders, we are ACT Aspire testing tomorrow and Wednesday mornings. Please make sure your students are well rested and have a charged Chromebook both mornings. Also, please encourage them to do their best on the test! Breakfast is free for all students.
Click the link to view the 2022-2023 Bauxite Schools Calendar https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13n1oOBdp1eHQvFZLS-cYhoJgCavhvNzG/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=109565583504245202361&rtpof=true&sd=true
Sign up for free after school ACT Aspire tutoring for grades 3-10 at the link below. We will have 6 sessions from 3:30 until 4:30 on April 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, & 27. Snacks and transportation provided! https://forms.gle/2i9rbkVWWwj5eY3Z9
Bauxite parents, Just a reminder that Thursday, March 17, is an early dismissal day (1:30 p.m.) for students currently in grades Pre-K through 8. For those grades, beginning at 2 p.m. and continuing until 7 p.m., we will have face-to-face Parent-Teacher Conferences. We invite you to make arrangements with teachers for a phone conference if you are unable to attend. For students currently in grades 9-11, we will have CAP conferences on March 17 from 7:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Students must attend their CAP conference in order to be counted present for the day. Seniors will be excused that day. For all students and staff, we will be closed Friday, March 18. We would also like to let the parents of current students grades 3-10 know that we will be offering two days a week (Mondays and Wednesdays) of ACT Aspire Academy after school in April (six sessions). This free ACT Aspire Academy will help students prepare for the ACT Aspire test, which will be given in late April/early May depending on grade level. Snacks and transportation will be provided. We will be sending a sign-up link for this out soon, and we invite you to take advantage of this free opportunity for test preparation for your student!
Parents of juniors, All juniors will be taking the free ACT tomorrow at school. Scores are reportable to colleges. Please ensure they get a good night's rest. We will have a free breakfast and snack for them at school. Encourage them to do their best!
The lockdown has lifted. Everyone should be going to class now.
Bauxite Schools is in lockdown. There is an active shooter in Shannon Hills and local law enforcement agencies have asked us to be on lockdown as a precaution. We will send out more information as soon as it becomes available.
As of now, Bauxite Schools will be open Friday, Feb. 25. Our transportation department will drive bus routes at 4 a.m. tomorrow, and if the routes are not clear, we will make a decision about a delayed start or an AMI Day. Parents, we know a decision the night before is optimal for childcare arrangements, but that is not always possible. Be prepared for all possibilities. If we are delayed or using an AMI day, you'll receive a text as soon as that decision is made. Otherwise, we will see you in the morning! Stay warm and safe, Miners!
Due to inclement weather, Bauxite Schools will be closed Thursday, February 24. This will be AMI Day 3.
Miner families: Due to deteriorating road conditions, we will be dismissing at 12:30. Buses will be running at that time.
Miners: With the threat of inclement weather, we are monitoring the situation to ensure the safety of our students and staff. At this time, conditions within the district do not appear they will cause our schools to dismiss early today. However, please be aware that if circumstances change, early dismissal remains an option. In that event, we will notify families as soon as possible.
Miners: Just a reminder that Bauxite Schools is closed Monday, February 21 in observation of Presidents’ Day.
Bauxite Families, Due to continued wintry weather and poor road conditions, Bauxite Schools will have AMI Day 2 Friday, Feb. 4. Stay safe out there, Miners!
Bauxite Schools will have an AMI day Thursday, Feb. 3. A decision will be made for Friday at a later time.
Bauxite families, we appreciate your support for our efforts last week to remain open for onsite instruction while allowing families flexibility to make decisions for their children. We will continue this plan for the remainder of this week, as we are still experiencing significant staffing issues related to COVID. As we did last week, we will continue to take attendance and excuse absences. Students are still expected to complete assignments.
Bauxite families, we will remain open for onsite instruction as long as possible; however, due to the large number of positive cases and quarantined teachers and students, we have decided to excuse student absences through Tuesday, Jan. 18 giving parents the option to choose what is best for their family. We have a high number of staff out, and many classes are being combined in the auditorium or other classrooms due to the lack of substitute teachers. This is not the educational environment we want to provide. If you choose to allow your students to stay home, they will be required to make up assignments. Secondary students (grades 6-12) will have Google Classroom assignments, and elementary students (grades K-5) will receive further instruction from their classroom teachers. We hope this wave passes quickly, and we are able to return to normal soon!